Freshman Checklist for Spring & Summer Entrance

  • Visit MSU Billings!
    For Preview Day dates or to schedule your visit, go to


  • Apply for Admission
    Complete the paper application or apply online at and submit all of your credentials:

    • $30 application fee
    • ACT or SAT scores, if required (see admission procedures on application)
    • Immunization Records
    • High School Transcript, GED test scores, HiSET or MSUB Readiness Test scores.
    • Advanced Placement scores, if you have taken Advanced Placement tests
    • College transcripts, if you have taken college classes while in high school

  • Apply for Financial Aid
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at  MSU Billings: 002530


  • Accept your Financial Aid Award within 30 days.

    • Go to
    • Select MyInfo, Log-in, select Financial Aid, and select My Award Information

  • Apply for Scholarships
    Scholarship applications can be found at

    • MSU Billings Scholarship Application
    • The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

  • Sign up for Housing.
    The housing application can be found at


  • Register for Classes
    Contact the Advising Center at 406-657-2240 to schedule a COMPASS placement test and academic advising appointment.


  • Receive your U-Card
    Stop by the U-Card Office, first floor of McMullen Hall, to have your picture taken and U-Card printed. To add money to your U-Card, complete the U-Card application at


  • Reserve your books online at


  • Confirm attendance and arrange payment for tuition by the 3rd day of the semester

Questions?  Contact New Student and Retention Services
at 1-800-565-MSUB ext. 2888 or at


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